Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Volume 3, Issue 2, 2014

Summary

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and other NCCN member institutions help create clinical practice guidelines.

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has been elected to institutional membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care for cancer patients.

NCCN membership will offer the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center the opportunity to work with leadership and clinical professionals at other NCCN member institutions to create clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians and other health care decision-makers.

"NCCN and the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center share a mission to better the lives of cancer patients," said Robert B. Diasio, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. "We are excited to work with other NCCN member institutions to save lives and improve quality of life for cancer patients across the nation."

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) are used by clinicians as the standard for clinical policy in oncology. The NCCN guidelines are developed through explicit review of evidence integrated with expert medical judgment and recommendations by multidisciplinary panels from NCCN member institutions.

"NCCN membership gives us a seat at the table where guidelines for cancer care around the world are established," said Jan C. Buckner, M.D., deputy director of cancer practice at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

Watch a video of Dr. Buckner discussing Mayo Clinic's NCCN membership.